We all have stuff we “have” to do. Right?
You know…. that work stuff…. chores …. pay bills…
But in between, we all have some very precious time to do the stuff we “choose” to do.
This blog is about all that stuff… the things I love to do…. when I get to choose what I want to do…
For me sometimes…. for others sometimes…
But mostly just because I can…. and I want to….. and I love to….
And isn’t that what life is really all about? The stuff you get to do when you don’t have to do something. The choices you make and the things you do when you can do whatever you want.
For me – it’s about being creative and positive and joyful.
It’s baking and cooking and feeding people. Have you ever seen sweeter smiles than those when people are biting into a freshly baked gooey chocolate chip cookie or heavenly light and crispy cinnamon chip scone?
It’s the joy in the journey of learning watercolor painting for this 50+ year old non-artsy student of life with absolutely zero education or experience in art.
It’s crafting things from old junk and a warm heart to create special, personalized gifts that are treasures to those who receive them.
It’s about photographing food in the most mouth-watering ways that make people want to cook or bake or EAT! … or capturing the glow of an Autumn sunset or the smile in a child’s eyes through the lens of my camera.
It’s words – writing them and reading them. Painting pictures with words that conjure up feelings of warmth and nostalgia and joy and love. Creating sentences with words that make people think about things differently. Writing from the perspective of our four-legged furry adopted son, Charlie – a dog with brown eyes and a white-tipped tail who loves food, cats, chipmunks, and toy donuts, and whose best friends are Mike the UPS Man, Cliff the Mailman, and ANYONE who delivers pizza to the house.
It’s enjoying good food and good drinks with those I love.
It’s meeting new people and exploring new places.
So how do you categorize such a wild and varied blog?
It’s simply…. the creative life in between.
Wife to the guy that captured my heart at 16, married me when I was 19, and still tells me he loves me every day 34 years later.
Mom to two of the most amazing young men in the entire world and mother-in-law to the sweetest young lady any mom could wish for her son to find, with another daughter-in-law joining our family soon.
New Grandma to the most beautiful baby girl in the entire universe who I get to spend Fridays with every week!
Director of Strategic Projects and the Office of the CEO for a hospice and home health agency, where I get to contribute to helping seniors stay in their homes and providing the best end-of-life experiences for those facing that journey.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you find something here that makes your heart smile.
Cheers and Hugs,
Blogging since 5/17/2014